Browsing: February 2017

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Can I Take Your Order? Patient Satisfaction in Emergency Medicine A man named Tim goes out to eat at a restaurant. He asks Joe, the server, for his recommendation. Joe insists the salmon is by far th
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Poisoned Pump: Management of Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity A 46-year-old male with a history of hypertension presents after an intentional overdose of 500 mg of amlodipine 1 hour prior to arrival.
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Can't Miss Killer: The Role of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Diagnosing Acute Aortic Dissection A 69-year-old female with a history of hypertension and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) presents to the e
CNS Toxoplasmosis A 26-year-old Spanish-speaking female patient presents to the emergency department (ED) with right-sided weakness after a witnessed seizure. The patient is postictal, combative, and
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Passport to Health: Challenges of Caring for Undocumented Children in the Emergency Department Introduction An undocumented immigrant is an individual who enters the United States without inspection
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When Disaster Strikes: Crisis Management from Inside Hurricane Matthew Emergency department (ED) physicians are trained and expected to think on our feet, to make the best of unusual circumstances an
Assisted Outpatient Therapy for Psychiatric Patients: Balancing Public Health and Personal Freedom “5 and 2?” the nurse asks, as you see EMS wheeling in a patient who is flailing his arms and scream
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The 21st Century Cures Act: Big Pharma Handout or Drug Development Boon? One of the most important pieces of health care legislation since the Affordable Care Act snuck into law in the last days of P